The National Science Foundation has chosen five assistant professors from the Tickle College of Engineering, including CBE assistant professor Joshua Sangoro, as 2018 recipients of its prestigious CAREER award.
The award is given in recognition of young faculty members making an impact in their field.
Below is a brief glimpse into his project, including the educational outreach component required by NSF:
Unraveling the molten salt mystery
- Room temperature molten salts hold great promise for many aspects of power and electricity, but little is understood about them.
- Sangoro will use experimental techniques to observe and study how their molecules are organized at the mesoscale level and how that plays into their physical and chemical properties.
- He is also developing a model to help describe his findings as well as studying how geometric confinement affects the overall dynamics of molten salts.
- He will use his findings to develop specific coursework for students to help train them in this rapidly changing field.